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The apostle Paul has been justifiably described as the first and greatest Christian theologian. His letters were among the earliest documents to be included in the New Testament and, as such, they influenced Christian thinking from its very beginning. This Companion provides an important assessment of the apostle as well as a new appreciation of his continuing contemporary ...more
Hardcover, 324 pages
Published September 30th 2005 by Cambridge University Press (first published 2003)
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Billie Pritchett
Feb 25, 2013 rated it liked it
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The Cambridge Companion to St. Paul is a collection of essays that try to ascertain the biographical and historical facts about Paul, the Christian apostle, as well as try to assess his letters for their genuine authorship, structure, and content. The picture of Paul that emerges is a first century man born in Tarsus (what is now south central Turkey) who grew up and became a kind a zealot, a radical Pharisee to be exact, who fought to preserve Judaism against the perceived Christian threat. Acc ...more
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Jan 15, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An exciting read on the Apostle Paul, from various scholars' perspectives. I especially enjoyed the essays by Alan Segal, Larry Hurtado, and Luke Johnson.
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James D. G. ("Jimmy") Dunn (born 1939) was for many years the Lightfoot Professor of Divinity in the Department of Theology at the University of Durham. Since his retirement he has been made Emeritus Lightfoot Professor. He is a leading British New Testament scholar, broadly in the Protestant tradition. Dunn is especially associated with the New Perspective on Paul, along with N. T. (Tom) Wright a ...more
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